Tule Basin Farms 2010 Short-Term Water Transfer Project

Summary

SCH Number
2010078207
Lead Agency
Water Resources, Department of (California Department of Water Resources)
Document Title
Tule Basin Farms 2010 Short-Term Water Transfer Project
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received

Document Description
Tule Basin Farms proposes to transfer to four SWP contractors a total of 3,520 acre-feet of water made available by pumping groundwater in lieu of taking Sacramento River water supplies it would normally take at mile 81.9 of West Borrow Pit of the Sutter Bypass. The transfer water will flow down the Sacramento River and then through natural river channels to the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, where it will be pumped at SWP Banks Pumping Plant. The DWR will transfer the water to the four SWP water contractors' service areas. The transfer water is intended to alleviate water shortages within the four SWP contractors' service areas due to ongoing dry conditions and would not support new development.

Contact Information
Nancy Quan
California Department of Water Resources State Water Project
Analysis Office 1416 9th Street
Sacramento, CA 95814

(916) 653-0190

Location

Counties
Kern Kings Orange Riverside Sutter Ventura
Other Location Info
Location Specific: Sutter County and Service Area of State Water Project

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Statutory Exemption
Type, Section or Code
CWC Ch:15.5 A:1 S:1729
Reasons for Exemption
Tule Basin Farms filed a Petition for Temporary Change with the State Water Resource Control Board on April 14, 2010. In accordance with Water Code Section 1729, temporary changes filed in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 10.5, Article 1 of the Water Code (Temporary Changes) are exempt from the requirements of Division 14, commencing with Section 21000 of the Public Resources Code.
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